The primary purpose for the existence of any supply chain is to satisfy customer needs and business profits. Supply chain management activities begin with a customer order and ends when the purchase is paid for, a process often referred to as perfect order fulfillment—from quote-to-cash. Everything that happens in between should be driven by the single goal of adding value to the inputs and making it closer to whatever the end-customer requires.
But not all supply chains add value. Companies that invest in SCM, or supply chain management software, to identify such activities can work on reducing and eliminating these non-value-added activities, becoming what is referred to as lean businesses. Such companies can deliver products and services to market faster, cheaper, and with better quality, gaining a compelling advantage over less efficient competitors.
What is Supply Chain Management?
Epicor® offers an extensive range of supply chain management solutions as part of our end-to-end ERP solutions. Based on an industry leading service-oriented architecture (SOA), Epicor SCM is complemented by an array of enterprise capabilities, including customer relationship management (CRM), supplier relationship management (SRM), supply chain execution (SCE), and sourcing solutions.
For distributors that produce or assemble their items, Epicor supply chain system solutions go beyond traditional kitting functionality by offering comprehensive production management. Epicor supply chain management and sourcing solutions are designed to simultaneously handle make-to-order, make-to-stock and engineer-to-order processing, giving you the flexibility to review and update plans as demand changes.
Supply Chain Management Software
Whether you need to track a few transactions using barcodes and RFID tags or need a comprehensive warehouse management system to operate warehouses globally, Epicor SCM and sourcing solutions can help you achieve your goals, including automated route scheduling systems that integrate GPS, digital mapping data, mileage, and driving directions to support a customer’s distribution needs worldwide.